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01

Jul

Global warming poses a threat to emperor penguinsThese penguins rely on the ice, which is melting as the planet warms, for breeding and raising chicks.

Global warming poses a threat to emperor penguins
These penguins rely on the ice, which is melting as the planet warms, for breeding and raising chicks.

30

Jun

10 innovative ideas that let us live on water

19

May

Quickly rising Antarctica suggests ‘runny’ EarthAs ice melts, Antarctica’s ground is rebounding at a surprising rate. Scientists think it’s because the Earth’s mantle is flowing faster there.

Quickly rising Antarctica suggests ‘runny’ Earth
As ice melts, Antarctica’s ground is rebounding at a surprising rate. Scientists think it’s because the Earth’s mantle is flowing faster there.

13

May

Let’s apply some simple math to the climate change debateDespite a recent government report that we’re already experiencing the effects of climate change, one in four Americans is skeptical, according to a Gallup poll. TV host John Oliver says part of the problem is that climate change is continually debated on U.S. news — typically with Bill Nye as the face of science — despite the fact that 97 percent of scientists agree it’s a real and serious problem. During his HBO show “Last Week Tonight,” Oliver stressed that we should be discussing what to do about climate change instead of debating its existence. "You don’t need people’s opinion on a fact," he said. "You might as well have a poll asking: ‘Which number is bigger: 15 or 5?’ or ‘Do owls exist?’ or ‘Are there hats?’" To emphasize his point, Oliver staged what an appropriate climate change debate would look like by bringing on Bill Nye — and 96 other scientists — to debate three “climate skeptics.”

Let’s apply some simple math to the climate change debate

Despite a recent government report that we’re already experiencing the effects of climate change, one in four Americans is skeptical, according to a Gallup poll.
 
TV host John Oliver says part of the problem is that climate change is continually debated on U.S. news — typically with Bill Nye as the face of science — despite the fact that 97 percent of scientists agree it’s a real and serious problem.
 
During his HBO show “Last Week Tonight,” Oliver stressed that we should be discussing what to do about climate change instead of debating its existence.
 
"You don’t need people’s opinion on a fact," he said. "You might as well have a poll asking: ‘Which number is bigger: 15 or 5?’ or ‘Do owls exist?’ or ‘Are there hats?’"
 
To emphasize his point, Oliver staged what an appropriate climate change debate would look like by bringing on Bill Nye — and 96 other scientists — to debate three “climate skeptics.”

Global warming could kill off world’s smallest kangarooThe musky rat-kangaroo plays a huge role in its rain forest home in Australia, and researchers say it’s too specialized to be relocated.

Global warming could kill off world’s smallest kangaroo
The musky rat-kangaroo plays a huge role in its rain forest home in Australia, and researchers say it’s too specialized to be relocated.

26

Mar

Salamanders are shrinking as their mountain habitats get warmer, drierIn response to the climate shift of their habitats, salamanders are undergoing a shockingly rapid change in size. The question is whether this is an adaptation, or the first signs of a trend toward extinction.

Salamanders are shrinking as their mountain habitats get warmer, drier
In response to the climate shift of their habitats, salamanders are undergoing a shockingly rapid change in size. The question is whether this is an adaptation, or the first signs of a trend toward extinction.

14

Mar

Survey finds most Americans undaunted by global warmingAge and political views factored into a recent Gallup survey about global warming’s effects on the planet.

Survey finds most Americans undaunted by global warming
Age and political views factored into a recent Gallup survey about global warming’s effects on the planet.

04

Mar

Global warming slows down Antarctica’s coldest currentsFresh water is acting like a lid on ocean currents, preventing the exchange of cold and warm waters in the ocean.

Global warming slows down Antarctica’s coldest currents
Fresh water is acting like a lid on ocean currents, preventing the exchange of cold and warm waters in the ocean.

27

Feb

The Quelccaya Ice Cap is melting and global warming is to blameNew research proves that the Peruvian glacier is shrinking due to climate change.

The Quelccaya Ice Cap is melting and global warming is to blame
New research proves that the Peruvian glacier is shrinking due to climate change.

07

Feb

Can soil help us stop global warming?Solar panels and electric cars are important innovations. But taking care of our soil may be just as important in the fight against climate change.

Can soil help us stop global warming?
Solar panels and electric cars are important innovations. But taking care of our soil may be just as important in the fight against climate change.